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  1. Have Wheelchair Will Travel

    They aren’t the first family with a disabled child to travel — but at times it often feels that way. At Have Wheelchair Will Travel, a Sydney-based family of four writes about their travel and day-to-day experiences.

    Diversity
  2. On Family Secrets and How We Deliver Bad News

    “She’d have less to worry about if she knew none of these things. But if she knew none of these things, I reason, she also wouldn’t know me.” At LitHub, Rachel Beanland explores whether or not family secrets are ever justified.

    Death
  3. Raising Race Conscious Children

    Educator Sachi Feris created Raising Race Conscious Children to support parents and teachers who are trying to talk about race and diversity with young children, with the aim of actively challenging racism. 

    Diversity
    Photo by mentatdgt
  4. The Dysfunction of Food

    Kim Foster’s James Beard Award-winning essay weaves together the themes of family, addiction, and fast food into a beautiful (and heartbreaking) narrative.

    Cooking
  5. A Ramadan Story: From Blogging to Books

    Reem Farqui used her website to help her publish her first book.

    Authors
    Courtesy of Reem Faruqi
  6. World Book Day

    World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland whose mission is to give every child a book of their own. Its website is a space to celebrate authors and illustrators, as well as reading for all ages.

    Authors
  7. Go Wild Inside – 17 Ways to Connect with Nature at Home

    On her blog Kids of the Wild Lucy normally likes to talk about how to get your kids outside more. However, there are also ideas for lockdown activities — including ways for children to connect with nature while staying inside.

    Commentary
  8. Wide Open School

    Built in a matter of days, Wide Open School is a collaboration between more than 25 educational organizations to help students learn through the COVID-19 crisis. You’ll find free online learning experiences for kids, curated by the editors at Common Sense.

    Academia
  9. Parents, Stop Freaking Out, Teachers Aren’t Perfect Either

    Angela Graham, a teacher, addresses the fears of parents who are new to homeschooling: “We are not perfect, and whatever school ends up looking like for your child the rest of this year, we don’t expect you to be perfect either.”

    Commentary
  10. The Scrappy Picture Schedule Might Save Us — Parenting in a Pandemic

    “And it also helped me, who needed direction to get through the otherwise shapeless day.” Heather Kirn Lanier shares how a picture schedule helped her and her daughter create structure in their day.

    Current Events
  11. Mutha Magazine

    Mutha Magazine — for moms, mothers, and muthas — explores real-life motherhood, from every angle, at every stage.

    Essay
  12. Gratitude When It’s Not Expected

    Alzheimer’s is a painful, drawn-out disease, especially for a child caring for a parent in decline. But in a fraught mother-daughter relationship, the disease’s emotional shifts also create moments of unexpected beauty where once there was only tension.

    Family
  13. How do I defy my gift-loving family?

    From Eve Andrews, at Grist: “Modern Christmas as its best self, I think, is a celebration of security and abundance and love, but that all takes place against a pervasive background fear that those things might be impermanent.”

    Family
  14. HeyMama: Building a Community of Working Mothers

    Through HeyMama, Amri Kibbler and Katya Libin have created a community of career-driven mothers.

    Business
    Photography courtesy of HeyMama.
  15. Cut From the Same Cloth

    “For all I say I’m envious of my daughter’s freedoms, perhaps the older woman has more leeway, more agency.” Artist Myfanwy Tristram was irritated by her teenage daughter’s extreme fashions — until she took an illustrated journey into their origins.

    Art